2024-2025 Admission Requirements for the Graduate Major in Design | Media Arts

Admissions Requirements for the Graduate Major in Design | Media Arts


After exploring options and choosing a specific program, follow the steps on our University’s graduate application process:

Deadlines to apply

January 4, 2024

Admission Limited to


Exams & GRE Types

GRE: Not required

Letters of Recommendation


UCLA-Wide Graduate Admissions Requirements

Degree-Specific Admissions Requirements

In addition to the University's minimum requirements and those listed above, all applicants are expected to submit a statement of purpose, artist statement, and faculty choice statement. A portfolio consisting of up to 10 pieces of original work (up to five of which can be videos) is required. Applicants should visit the department's website for specific portfolio guidelines.

The applicant's bachelor's degree need not be in Design | Media Arts; applicants with degrees in interdisciplinary programs that emphasize media arts are preferred. Applicants are expected to have working knowledge of a variety of software. Additional experience with video, interactive media, or 3D modeling and animation is expected.

Application reviews take place during February and March. Applicant finalists should be available for a telephone or in-person interview during this time.

Program Name

Design | Media Arts

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